A poker blog is not fun to write if you aren’t involved with poker or gaming on a day-to-day basis. I have seen several people write in their experiences and they are worth reading because they are at the centre of action in some way or the other. Writing your experiences about anything in a lucid, simple style is what I liken to art, because it is expressing in words what you have been going through. Folks who blog with flair are artists in itself – they are putting into words what would best describe their feelings, sentiments, wishes, desires.
Take a snapshot into the past, before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). In the 1990s, Internet forum software, created running conversations with “threads.” The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. So then blogs were first introduced as weblogs that referred to a “server’s log file” that was created when web logging hit the internet. With web logging you needed a website and domain names, with blogging, you do not need anything but an account with blog providers like blogger which I use. In most cases, like blogger is, these blogs are free of charge.
I was never a writer in school, I was a painter. When I took up modeling, life was thrust into another art form by default –I had to learn ballet, and of course the ramp walk; here, physical body language took on a whole new meaning, and it took a lot of training and patience to develop the nuances and the discipline required for it. Compared to that, blog writing is fun. For people who wish to harness their craft, as far as writing is concerned, blogs are the best way to do it. Blogging IS the contemporary term of creative and commercial writing. And the beauty of it is that you can write anytime, almost anywhere because you always have something to say and express. Case in point: I wrote this after a water sports (jet skiing, para sailing, water skiing) session, before a night out clubbing and karaoke. See, as you can see…fun always!
A poker blog could be a personal blog or a business blog. Personal would be when I would put into it my daily adventures in the world of gaming, my wishes, my desires or any ideas that I would want to express online. A business poker blog would be where I would create a blog to advertise my product or services in order to increase sales. Through articles that can be very useful in the gaming reader’s life, I would then be able to establish a name in the virtual market for my product or/and services. I am often asked by my peers what kind of a blog do I run? Well, the answer is that I did begin blogging as a part of company policy which stated that everyone who was a VP level up should be writing a blog post once a week; but then, I began loving it.
After I branched out with my own businesses, all my old blogs on poker were removed, even the posts that I had on the blog that I owned myself, because I was working for another company. But now I think I have that freedom to practically decide to put in whatever it is that I want to express into words in my own blog. So I also decided to add in other stuff like marketing, food and fashion; stuff that I love doing.
It is wonderful to put on paper the learning and the fun that is a part of your daily existence. I think, my poker blog can more be classified in terms of “genre” than whether it would be personal or a business blog. Whatever the classification, the whole point is to enjoy it and get and give the best that is possible to me to my various readers in terms of factual experiences of my own and my buddies and associates.
I hope my poker blog has its own place in the sun for a long time to come.